The New England Patriots have announced that they have placed LB Jerod Mayo on season-ending injured reserve.
- Patriots re-signed DT Andre Neblett to Mayo’s roster spot.
Mayo suffered the injury during Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints and was reportedly sporting a sling after the game. He currently leads to team with 55 total tackles this season, so it’s not going to be easy for the Pats to replace his production.
- Rapoport adds that there’s a chance he could return in February.
A February return would mean that the Patriots are likely playing for a Super Bowl and carrying Mayo on their active roster. It’s more likely that Mayo will be placed on injured reserve in the coming days with the Patriots adding some additional linebacker help.
- According to Carpenter, Mayo underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle.